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Journal EntryNew cooking temperature for pork
The USDA recommendations for cooking various types of meet offer important and useful guidelines, including some changes from previous directions.
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Journal EntryHerbs at a glance
Visit the website of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for information on many of the herbs used as and in dietary supplements.
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Journal EntryA New Eating Guide: MyPlate
The USDA has a new symbol for good nutrition, emphasizing higher proportions of fruits and vegetables.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsZinc: Some Facts
Your body needs zinc for a number of essential functions, so make sure your diet includes foods that provide this nutrient.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codeStrategies to impact your well-being: Wrapping up
Here are some thoughts to wrap up the series we presented over the past four weeks on how to improve your overall well-being through “savoring” strategies.
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Journal Entry Troff documentFruits & Vegetables are important
Add these resources to your arsenal of healthy-eating tools to help you get more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
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Journal EntryHeat stress is a concern even for the fittest Warfighter
Heat acclimatization is the process of giving your body the time needed to adapt to exertion in extreme heat. Even the fittest Warfighters need to take time to acclimatize.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsSleep as a child is linked to body weight as an adult
Children under age 11 who don't get enough sleep are more likely to become overweight as adults.
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Journal EntryHow families can benefit from the USDA’s switch to MyPlate
The USDA’s new MyPlate program is designed to make learning about and practicing healthy eating habits more appealing and more fun for all members of the family.
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Journal EntryFood and Color Additives: What are they?
If you read product labels, you know there are numerous “mystery” ingredients in many foods. This FDA brochure takes some of the mystery away.
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